Causal relationship analysis of the patient safety culture based on safety attitudes questionnaire in Taiwan

Yii Ching Lee, Pei Shan Zeng, Chih Hsuan Huang, Hsin-Hung Wu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This study uses the decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory method to identify critical dimensions of the safety attitudes questionnaire in Taiwan in order to improve the patient safety culture from experts' viewpoints. Teamwork climate, stress recognition, and perceptions of management are three causal dimensions, while safety climate, job satisfaction, and working conditions are receiving dimensions. In practice, improvements on effect-based dimensions might receive little effects when a great amount of efforts have been invested. In contrast, improving a causal dimension not only improves itself but also results in better performance of other dimension(s) directly affected by this particular dimension. Teamwork climate and perceptions of management are found to be the most critical dimensions because they are both causal dimensions and have significant influences on four dimensions apiece. It is worth to note that job satisfaction is the only dimension affected by the other dimensions. In order to effectively enhance the patient safety culture for healthcare organizations, teamwork climate, and perceptions of management should be closely monitored.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4268781
JournalJournal of Healthcare Engineering
Volume2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1

Fingerprint

Safety Management
Patient Safety
Climate
Taiwan
Job satisfaction
Safety
Job Satisfaction
Decision Making
Decision making
Organizations
Delivery of Health Care
Surveys and Questionnaires

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Surgery
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

Cite this

@article{e083c2f7e6aa47f3a64b0d472661121c,
title = "Causal relationship analysis of the patient safety culture based on safety attitudes questionnaire in Taiwan",
abstract = "This study uses the decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory method to identify critical dimensions of the safety attitudes questionnaire in Taiwan in order to improve the patient safety culture from experts' viewpoints. Teamwork climate, stress recognition, and perceptions of management are three causal dimensions, while safety climate, job satisfaction, and working conditions are receiving dimensions. In practice, improvements on effect-based dimensions might receive little effects when a great amount of efforts have been invested. In contrast, improving a causal dimension not only improves itself but also results in better performance of other dimension(s) directly affected by this particular dimension. Teamwork climate and perceptions of management are found to be the most critical dimensions because they are both causal dimensions and have significant influences on four dimensions apiece. It is worth to note that job satisfaction is the only dimension affected by the other dimensions. In order to effectively enhance the patient safety culture for healthcare organizations, teamwork climate, and perceptions of management should be closely monitored.",
author = "Lee, {Yii Ching} and Zeng, {Pei Shan} and Huang, {Chih Hsuan} and Hsin-Hung Wu",
year = "2018",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1155/2018/4268781",
language = "English",
volume = "2018",
journal = "Journal of Healthcare Engineering",
issn = "2040-2295",
publisher = "Multi Science Publishing",

}

Causal relationship analysis of the patient safety culture based on safety attitudes questionnaire in Taiwan. / Lee, Yii Ching; Zeng, Pei Shan; Huang, Chih Hsuan; Wu, Hsin-Hung.

In: Journal of Healthcare Engineering, Vol. 2018, 4268781, 01.01.2018.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Causal relationship analysis of the patient safety culture based on safety attitudes questionnaire in Taiwan

AU - Lee, Yii Ching

AU - Zeng, Pei Shan

AU - Huang, Chih Hsuan

AU - Wu, Hsin-Hung

PY - 2018/1/1

Y1 - 2018/1/1

N2 - This study uses the decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory method to identify critical dimensions of the safety attitudes questionnaire in Taiwan in order to improve the patient safety culture from experts' viewpoints. Teamwork climate, stress recognition, and perceptions of management are three causal dimensions, while safety climate, job satisfaction, and working conditions are receiving dimensions. In practice, improvements on effect-based dimensions might receive little effects when a great amount of efforts have been invested. In contrast, improving a causal dimension not only improves itself but also results in better performance of other dimension(s) directly affected by this particular dimension. Teamwork climate and perceptions of management are found to be the most critical dimensions because they are both causal dimensions and have significant influences on four dimensions apiece. It is worth to note that job satisfaction is the only dimension affected by the other dimensions. In order to effectively enhance the patient safety culture for healthcare organizations, teamwork climate, and perceptions of management should be closely monitored.

AB - This study uses the decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory method to identify critical dimensions of the safety attitudes questionnaire in Taiwan in order to improve the patient safety culture from experts' viewpoints. Teamwork climate, stress recognition, and perceptions of management are three causal dimensions, while safety climate, job satisfaction, and working conditions are receiving dimensions. In practice, improvements on effect-based dimensions might receive little effects when a great amount of efforts have been invested. In contrast, improving a causal dimension not only improves itself but also results in better performance of other dimension(s) directly affected by this particular dimension. Teamwork climate and perceptions of management are found to be the most critical dimensions because they are both causal dimensions and have significant influences on four dimensions apiece. It is worth to note that job satisfaction is the only dimension affected by the other dimensions. In order to effectively enhance the patient safety culture for healthcare organizations, teamwork climate, and perceptions of management should be closely monitored.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85048730204&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85048730204&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1155/2018/4268781

DO - 10.1155/2018/4268781

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85048730204

VL - 2018

JO - Journal of Healthcare Engineering

JF - Journal of Healthcare Engineering

SN - 2040-2295

M1 - 4268781

ER -